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Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The Republic of Korea War Service Medal was introduced by South Korea in 1951 to recognise the assistance provided by members of the United Nations forces in combatting communist aggressions in Korea. More...

Three servicemen receive Posthumous Awards of Gallantry

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has welcomed the Governor-General’s approval of posthumous awarding of gallantry medals for three servicemen for their actions during World War I and World War II. More...

Canine Operational Service Medal

Canine Operational Service Medal

The Australian Defence Force is the first defence force in the world to implement recognition of Military Working Dogs. The Canine Operational Service Medal recognises the contribution Military Working Dogs make whilst serving on operations. The Medal forms part of Defence's internal recognition scheme and is not part of the Australian Honours and Awards System. Link to Canine Operational Service Medal page.

G20 Citation - Queensland Police Service

G20 Citation

Link to G20 Citation page

ANZAC Coin Collection

The Official 2017 Commemorative Coin Collection 'Legends of the ANZAC - Medals of Honour' is a promotion managed by News Corp Australia metropolitan, regional and News Regional Media newspapers.

The commemorative coin collection is a partnership between the Royal Australian Mint and News Corp Australia to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac. The coin collection features 14 coins that highlight a variety of decorations, campaign and service medals awarded to Australians over the past 100 years.

The ANZAC Coin Collection is available from participating newsagents only from 8-23 April 2017 (excluding Good Friday on 14 April).

FAQ's are avaiable on the 'Discover the Stories Behind The Medals' website

The Directorate of Honours and Awards does not hold stock of the commemorative coins. To find your closest newsagency participating in this promotion, please search the website

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation

The palm on the Citation is bronze, rather than gold, and previously issued citation devices are incorrect. Personnel wishing to obtain the bronze palm device should return their existing device for replacement. Link to Citation page.

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MH17 Awards

The Gazette announcing the honorary award, the Public Service Medal, the Australian Police Medal and the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal was made public 17 July 2015:

109 recipients have been awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal for their service during the immediate aftermath of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the Ukraine in 2014.

Guidance to applicants on preparing a submission for Defence to review honours and awards

Link to Review page

Award of the Australian Operational Service Medal for Operations OKRA and HIGHROAD

The Regulations for the Australian Operational Service Medal (AOSM) – Greater Middle East Operation and the AOSM (Civilian) with Clasp 'G.M.E. OPS' have now been amended to recognise service on Operations OKRA and HIGHROAD.

Army Remembrance Pin

Army Remembrance Pin

The Army Remembrance Pin, a gift from the Chief of Army, is a symbol for the families of all Army members who have died while in service, both domestically and on operations, since 3 September 1945. More...

United States Army Small Ships

Australian Civilian Personnel who served afloat with the United States Army Small Ships Section between 8 December 1941 and 2 September 1945 may be eiligible for the:

  • 1939-45 Star
  • Pacific Star
  • War Medal 1939-45
  • Australia Service Medal 1939-1945

Clasp 'BOMBER COMMAND' to the 1939-45 Star

This award is administered by DH&A on behalf of the UK Government. The clasp is awarded to RAAF personnel who served with UK-based Bomber Command squadrons during World War 2. Upon receipt of an application, assessment for eligibility is completed and details of successful applicants are forwarded to the UK Ministry of Defence. The UK Government then initiate delivery of clasps to DH&A in Australia, for dispatch to those recipients.

Recognition of Service on Operation DAMASK VI

Department of Defence - Media Release

Looking for Next-of-Kin of World War II Far East Prisoners of War

The men listed below have been posthumously approved for the award of the Commendation for Gallantry for their service during World War II and to date their award has not been claimed. If you are related to any of these men, or know of someone who may be related, please contact the Directorate of Honours and Awards.

  • VX34637 SGT Joseph Kenneth BELL
  • NX12243 MAJ Alan MULL